Super Falcons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby has admitted that his team had scary moments during the African Women Cup of Nations and acknowledged that they won the cup by the skin of their teeth.
In a down-to-earth post moterm of the Falcons’ AWCON 2018 campaign in Ghana, footballlive.ng can report that the Swedish gaffer noted that the Nigerian team struggled because other African countries are catching up with them.
Dennerby, however, stated further that he and his players will keep improving, in order to remain top in Africa, but says it will take a lot of effort and work on their part.
He also spoke about their chances at the 2019 FFIA Women World Cup in France, ahead of which he sued for adequate support from Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to enable the team prepare well for the global showpiece.
Dennerby reiterated that the team needs to spend a long time together to do well at France 2019, then keep putting in more effort to keep their position at the top nation in women’s football on the African continent.
He also congratulated Banyana Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis, who got two great performances against Nigeria at Ghana 2018 and led South Africa to their first ever FIFA Women World Cup qualification.
Dennerby stated: “Congratulations to coach Desiree Ellis. You’ve had a really good tournament so you can be proud of your team.
“We want to keep being the best team on the continent but you have to understand that all other teams are working very hard to come closer to us.
“If we want to stay in the number one position we need to work hard, we need to have a lot of camps and come together on a regular basis to prepare the team very well.
“(The final) was probably the best passing game we had in the tournament.
“Our defence again was solid and we only let one goal in throughout the tournament and that was against South Africa.”